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International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Cyprus

CyprusEdit

The earliest meter stamp seen is from 1961. All stamps have “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ”, ”CYPRUS” or “KIBRIS” somewhere in the frank. Both Roman and Arabic numerals are found more or less indiscriminately as month indicators in the date.
The stamps are grouped according to function:
A - stamps issued for general business use
PO - stamps used only in Post Offices



GROUP A: Stamps for general business useEdit


Cyprus A1.jpg


A1. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV), 1961.

Upright rectangle with simulated-perforation outer border and circle of petals around the value figures in the center.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel, With the letter “M” above map of country at bottom center flanked by the M# and prefix in boxes.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes-GB “Automax” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

As Type A1 but with “CENTS” replacing “M” and map at bottom.
Top panel contains “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” with small “KIBRIS” below.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A3.jpg
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A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV).

Very similar to Type A1 but the petals at sides form an oval rather than a circle.
The M# and prefix are not in boxes.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A4.jpg


A4. Satas (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Similar to Type A3 but with “SR” prefix, and TM is closer to the frank.
The date figures are tall.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A5.jpg
Cyprus stamp type A5E.jpg

A5. Neopost “205” (MV).

Similar to Type A4 but the frank is smaller, and the TM is even closer to the frank.
A. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” in top panel. M# with “RN” prefix
B. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel. M# with “NE” prefix, “M” above map
C. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel. M# with “NE” prefix, “CENTS” above map
D. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel. M# with “RN” prefix, “CENTS” above map
E. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel. M# with “RN” prefix, “M” above map
TM: BIC
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Cyprus A6.jpg


A6. Neopost “405/505” (MV).

As Type A5 but frank is much wider.
M# with “RN” prefix.
A. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” in top panel
B. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” in top panel
TM: BIC
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Cyprus A7.jpg

A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

Horizontal frank with inner box around value figures and petal pattern at sides.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ – KIBRIS” at top above map.
Value figures are lowered in relation to date figures.
M# with “PB” prefix at lower left.
A. “MILS” at lower right
B. “CENTS” at lower right
TM: DC
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Cyprus A8.jpg

A8. Pitney Bowes-GB “5000” (MV).

As Type A7 but with “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top.
Without map. “CENTS” at lower right.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A9.jpg

A9. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Types A7 and 8 but value and date figures are on the same level.
Inscribed “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top.
With curly ornaments at bottom.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
A. “MILS” at bottom center
B. “CENTS” at bottom center
TM: DC
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Cyprus A10.jpg


A10. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” (MV).

Frank with single simulated-perforation outer frame line and no inner frame lines.
Value figures are fairly large and widespread.
M# with “PB” prefix.
A. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top, “CENTS” above M# at bottom
B. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” at top, “KIBRIS” above M# at bottom
TM: DC
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Cyprus A11.jpg

A11. Pitney Bowes-GB “6600” (MV).

Large frank with single simulated-perforation outer frame line and inner frame around value figures.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top, “CENTS” above ornaments at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix in lower corners.
TM: small DC
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Cyprus A12.jpg

A12. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type A11 but M# with “H” prefix, and TM is larger.
A. “CENTS” at bottom center
B. “POUNDS” at bottom center
TM: DC
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Cyprus A13.jpg

A13. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Rectangle with single simulated-perforation outer border line and no inner frame lines.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top, “CENTS” above map at bottom.
M# with “RN” prefix flank the map.
TM: DC
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Cyprus A14.jpg

A14. Pitney Bowes (digital).

Similar to Type A10 but with two columns of numbers stacked at left.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top, “CENTS” above M# at bottom.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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GROUP PO: Stamps generated only by machines in Post OfficesEdit


Cyprus PO1A.jpg
Cyprus PO1C.jpg


PO1. Francotyp “Taxograph” (MV).

Square frank with simulated-perforation outer border and straight line inner box around value figures broken at top by country name.
M# is outside frank at left as “01”, “03” etc, with or without a letter below.
With or without a large “R” and registration number between the TM and the M#.
TM: DC
A. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above small “KIBRIS” at top, “MILS” below value figures
B. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” above “CYPRUS” at top, “MILS” below value figures
C. With “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-KIBRIS” above “CYPRUS” at top, “CENTS” below value figures
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Cyprus PO2.jpg

PO2. Unidentified (digital).

Frank similar to Type A10A, with single simulated-perforation outer border line and no inner frame lines.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above “KIBRIS” at top.
Frank size 32 x 28 mm. Frame line broken at bottom by M#.
“ΚΥΠΡΟΣ-CYPRUS” above “KIBRIS” at top.
M# with “R” prefix. Value figures heavy, thick.
TM: SL with large bar code field at its left.
The frank frame and inscriptions are red while the value, TM and bar code are black.
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Cyprus PO3.jpg

PO3. Unidentified (digital).

Very similar to Type PO2 but frank is smaller, 28 x 20 mm,
and the value figures are tall and very narrow.
M# with “R” prefix.
TM: SL.
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Cyprus PO4.jpg
Cyprus stamp type PO4B.jpg



PO4. Unidentified (digital).

As Types PO2 and PO3 but frank has no ornaments.
Town mark and date above the bar code.
M# with “R” prefix.
A. Value figures thin, in Cypriot pounds: £0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgDate centered above barcode
B. Value figures thick, in Euro: €0.00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgDate at right above barcode
TM: SL








Cyprus PO5.jpg

PO5. Unidentified (digital).

Frank as PO4 without ornaments but shorter, and in red.
Post office name right of registeration data below barcode.
Date between barcode and frank.
Value figures small preceded by "Euro".
M# with “R” prefix.
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